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Nomazulu Ngozwana; Amohelang Machobane; Thulani Chauke; Maphuthi Lepholletse – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2024
The importance of parental involvement in children's education cannot be overemphasized. This study aimed to explore the role that parents play in the education of their children in the Giyani Municipality, Limpopo Province South Africa. The study followed Epstein's model of school-parent-community partnerships to understand the participation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Hlalele, Dipane Joseph – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
Calls for a decolonized curriculum in South Africa are gaining momentum. Contrary to the school curriculum that privileges knowledge from a western perspective, indigenous knowledge systems appreciate and draw from local content and forms of knowing. A number of studies have expressed the value of indigenous knowledge systems, and the need for…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Indigenous Knowledge, African Languages, Foreign Countries
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Masinire, Alfred – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
While the Department of Education in South Africa has instituted structural measures to attract the newly qualified teachers in rural schools, these measures have had limited success. This article reports on the changed perceptions on teaching in rural schools of thirty student teachers who participated in a three week rural teaching experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence